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October 13, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Morning links: NCAA investigates Oregon

When Oregon sophomore center Michael Dunigan unexpectedly chose to sign with an Israeli basketball team, rumors began circulating in Eugene that he was leaving because he had no other choice.
Well it appears as if the true reasons for his departure may soon be determined.
The NCAA has launched an investigation whether former members of the Ducks basketball team violated NCAA rules, according to a story today in the Register-Guard.
The story says Dunigan’s abrupt departure sparked the investigation.
Craig Robinson, who enters his third year as Oregon State coach, tells the Gazette Times the Beavers are ahead of schedule, especially when it comes to recruiting.
— Arizona coach Sean Miller says one of his challenges is replacing veteran point guard Nic Wise, but the good thing is he appears to have a capable cadre of reserves in freshman Jordin Mayes and Daniel Bejarano and junior college transfer Jesse Perry.
“I think we have 11 or 12 players who all think they’re going to play – and three of them are wrong,” Miller told the Arizona Daily Star. also offers a preview of the Wildcats.
Andy Katz at ESPN says the Pac-10, Colorado and Utah are nearing an agreement that would align the new Pac-12 into divisions for football that would put the the Northwest schools (UW, WSU, Oregon and OSU) in a six-team North division with the Bay Area schools (Cal and Stanford). The South division would comprise USC, UCLA, Arizona, ASU, Colorado and Utah.
— The News Leader provides a summary of Virginia, Washington’s first opponent in the Maui Invitational. The Cavaliers, 15-16 last season, have a young team in which seven of 13 players are freshmen.
— Potentially good news for UW fans, Kentucky coach John Calipari expects the Wildcats to get off to a slow start. Washington could face UK in the secound round of the Maui Invitational. In an interview with the Advocate-Messenger, it sounds as if Calipari would back out of the Hawaii tournament if he could.
— It remains to be seen if Kentucky will have the services of former UW commit Enes Kanter. The New York Times published a story yesterday in which a general manager for a Turkish team says Kanter’s father negotiated the terms of his contract. Kanter reportedly received over $100,000 in compensation. He’s being withheld from participating with Kentucky while the NCAA decides his eligibility. gives a detailed write-up on Texas Tech, one of UW’s non-conference opponents. Looks like a senior-oriented crew for the Red Raiders led by guard John Roberson and forward Mike Singletary.

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